(a) Submit a completed application on a form provided by the department, together
with the requisite fee.
(b) Hold an active license, registration, or certification in good standing from another
state immediately preceding the date of filing an application for licensure by
(c) Provide verification of his or her license, registration, or certification from the
licensing agency of each state in which the applicant holds, or has ever held, a license,
registration, or certification to practice respiratory care. If applicable, verification must
include the record of any disciplinary action taken or pending against the applicant.
(2) In addition to complying with the requirements of subrule (1) of this rule, if the
applicant has been licensed for less than 5 years immediately preceding the date of the
application, he or she shall comply with all of the following:
(a) Submit educational information that satisfies the requirements of R 338.2202.
(b) Submit NBRC examination and certification information that satisfies the
requirements of R 338.2202.
(c) Be of good moral character.
History: 2006 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 20, Eff. Oct 28, 2021.
PART 3. EDUCATION
R 338.2206 Accreditation standards; adoption by reference.
Rule 2206. (1) The department in consultation with the board approves, and adopts by
reference, the following standards for accrediting respiratory therapist educational
programs from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Copies
of these standards may be obtained at cost from CoARC, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford,
Texas 76021-4244, or at no cost from the CoARC website, www.coarc.com. Copies may
be obtained at a cost of 10 cents per page from the Michigan Board of Respiratory Care,
Bureau of Professional Licensing, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, 611
West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, Michigan 48909. Any respiratory therapist
educational program that is accredited by CoARC is a respiratory therapist educational
program approved by department in consultation with the board.
(a) “Accreditation Policies and Procedures Manual,” March 14, 2020.
(b) “Accreditation Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice,”
effective January 1, 2018.
(c) “Accreditation Standards for Degree Advancement Programs in Respiratory Care,”
effective January 1, 2018.
(2) The department in consultation with the board adopts by reference the procedures
and criteria for recognizing accrediting organizations of the Council of Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA), effective June 28, 2010, and the procedures and criteria for
recognizing accrediting agencies of the United States Department of Education, effective
July 1, 2010, as contained in 34 CFR part 602. The CHEA recognition standards may be
obtained from CHEA, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036-1110,
or from the council’s website at www.chea.org at no cost. The federal recognition criteria
may be obtained at no cost from the United States Department of Education’s website at: